CHICAGO (STMW) — A man was shot multiple times in the back and critically wounded Saturday night in the West Ridge neighborhood on the Far North Side.

The 20-year-old man was shot in the back in the 2200 block of West Highland Avenue at 11:24 p.m., police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

He was shot several times in the back, shoulder and face, police said. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston.

Police initially said the man was in stable condition, but his status was downgraded to critical condition early Sunday.

Area North detectives are investigating, but not arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.

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